His shoots kept them apart for long stretches of time- and it didn’t help that Michael, 21, has become a bit of a heart-throb.
“He’s been with her since before he was super-famous, and now all these girls fawn all over him,” says the source. As hard as it will be for Charlyne, he’ll probably be out with someone else very soon.” magazine print edition, Aug.
She was portrayed by Charlyne Yi Park was born in the United States, the daughter of two immigrants: Kwansik Park, who was born in Korea and her mother who was born in the Philippines.
It’s ostensibly a documentary about the nature of love; Yi admits upfront that she doesn’t believe in love, and sets out on a mission with director Nick Jasenovec to chat with a variety of people—longtime married couples, scientists, children—about their thoughts on the subject. Jake Johnson: All the documentary is real, from the psychic to the kids, everybody, to the judge. AVC: What was the purpose behind creating the confusion?It feels like they’re having some sort of unspoken competition as to who can be more awkward.Paper Heart’s true strength lies in its unconventionality. She’s not some Disney cookie-cutter star, nor is she the most articulate actress.Along the way, Yi meets Jasenovec’s friend Michael Cera, and romance ensues. We didn’t tell anybody to do anything, we didn’t stage any of the bits. CY: Well, originally it was going to start off as a documentary, and then we kind of came up with the idea of creating this fictional thing.Thus the film is part interview segments (sometimes aided by puppets) and part footage of Cera and Yi’s adorably strained courtship. Club sat down with Johnson and Yi—whose credits include a stint in Knocked Up—to discuss the film’s deafening Sundance buzz, love stories, and the pair’s penchant for pulling the wool over viewers’ eyes. But we were hoping, I guess, that if someone didn’t know going in what was real and what was not, maybe they would be more invested with the love story, and feel something more. When it’s over, we wanted everyone to be like, “All right.” CY: “Okay, you went for the ride, I hope you enjoyed it.” JJ: Hopefully you liked it enough, and hopefully the documentary affected the—you actually cared more about Charlyne and Mike, because you thought maybe it’s real. AVC: How did you reach the decision to meld the documentary with scripted material?He wanted the tone of the narrative to feel as close to a documentary as possible.17: How was filming on the road? If felt like a road trip, because it really was one. Then soon after that we'll go in soaking wet, drenched and smelling bad with mud on our feet and drive ten hours.